Together Headaches and Migraines are among the most common cause of pain, lost time from work, family and friends.
The most common treatment is to take an over the counter anti inflammatory like Ibuprofen, Tylenol or the like, which I don’t disagree with. Getting fast pain relief is important. In severe cases, major narcotics are used but all of which have serious side effects, some short term all long term. However, what isn’t common is associating them with the curvature of the neck or getting rid of them by correcting that curvature.
I hope to explain what I and hundreds of my patients have discovered to be the best treatment for long lasting, and quite possibly permanent relief.
In the picture above you can see what I typically find, almost 85% of the time, when I take a neck X-ray of someone who suffers from headaches and migraines.
Notice the misaligned spine in the neck area
By correcting that misalignment back to normal through the unique Spinal Remodeling technique known as Chiropractic BioPhysics, my patients have experienced amazing and long lasting relief, in fact, in the 12 years I’ve been in practice, I have yet to see a patient relapse and to my knowledge all of them continue to enjoy relief years after their treatment had ended.
To help you understand why this treatment works so well allow me to explain a few facts about headaches and migraines.
There are basically 5 things that scientists and doctors have identified as the root cause of headaches and migraines. These five things are most often found working together but any one of them alone can cause them.
1. Muscle Tension – From the shoulders, Jaw, Neck and Skull
2. Poor Blood Supply – Loss or irregular flow from one or any combination of the vessels that deliver blood to the head.
3. Misfiring, diminished transmission or short circuiting of the nerves that connect to the head and/or brain.
4. Hormone Imbalance
5. Internal or External exposure to toxins, allergies, chemicals, etc…
Misalignment of the neck curve directly incorporates 3 of the five components: Muscles, Blood Vessels and Nerves. It also indirectly effects the other two: Hormone balance and the body’s response to toxins.
When the neck curve is misaligned it causes tension on the spinal cord and brain stem, the muscles are under constant stress from being out of position and the blood flow of the vertebral and spinal cord arteries are restricted. Over time these abnormal stresses cause the nerves, bones, muscles and blood vessels to atrophy, grow weak and… BAM cause most headaches and migraines.
Please understand, I am intentionally oversimplifying these things, this is not meant to be a science journal entry, I want you to understand and have hope beyond a life time of drugs, devices and suffering.
Here are the benefit my patients and the patients of other doctors who use Spinal Remodeling to correct the neck back to normal:
1. The muscles, which are nothing more than a set of special pulleys acting on the spine as a level system, are able to relax and work as they were designed.
2. The blood vessels are restored to their natural and unrestricted positions allowing normal flow to the head.
3. The spinal cord and the nerves that branch off it are returned to their normal relaxed state, releasing the strain on the brain stem and the neural signals are no longer blocked.
I have found, in my 12 years of experience, this to be the main cause and once corrected provides long term and possibly permanent relief.
As for the last two causes, Hormonal and Toxin exposure, in some cases these to have resolved as the body stabilized its ability to regulate hormone balance and its reaction to the toxin loads. In other cases, testing and balancing the hormones with medication, removing the toxin or detoxing the body have resolved the last two.
There is hope for finding and fixing the root cause so you wont have to live with headaches and Migraines or be dependent on the medications that only moderately relieve their symptoms.